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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 07:52:35 -0700 | education-news

Slow Food Denver worked with Denver Public Schools to invent food-safety protocols to ensure food from school gardens could be served in cafeterias, and these guidelines have [...] Not long ago school gardens were few and far between, with only...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 15:36:06 -0700 | education-news

The new requirements include 80 minutes of time set aside for teachers to engage in professional development at the end of the day on Mondays and 75 minutes that are to be [...] Due to new requirements in teacher contracts,...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 20:48:01 -0700 | education-news

About 4,000 unidentified corpses turn up in the U.S. every year, of which about half have been murdered. Can the Internet help? The public seems fascinated, if not obsessed, with crime-solving, if the high ratings of TV shows such as...
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Breaking News: Things not to say to LD people (or their parents)
 
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 19:36:45 -0700 | education-news

1. You can’t be LD, you’re so bright! Ummm, you can be smart and LD, average intelligence and LD, or less than average intelligence and LD. Just like you can be tall and fat, tall and thin, or tall and...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 00:39:46 -0700 | education-news

Boron Buckyball Structure Discovered Nanotechnology was advanced massively after the discovery of the original Buckyball in 1985 Scientists working with different molecular structures of Boron have discovered a configuration that resembles the Buckminsterfullerene, often referred to as...
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Breaking News: Is algebra necessary? The problems with math education
 
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 22:02:50 -0700 | education-news

Is Algebra Necessary? In the New York Times for July 28, 2013, Andrew Hacker wrote an article entitled "Is algebra necessary?" and concluding that it was not. His argument can be summarized as follows: Math is hard, algebra is especially...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 05:21:15 -0700 | education-news

While scientific facts suggest that you can read a sentence as long as the first and last letter of the word are the same (yes, I konwtaht for a fcat), you surely would benefit from having a grammar check done...
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Source: Education Week

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 06:21:46 -0700 | education-news

In 2007, the high school graduation rate in Baltimore, a city where the school system serves 85,000 mostly African-American and low-income students, was an abysmal 34 percent ...Alonso, the chief executive for the city's schools, took action. He revised the...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 06:21:44 -0700 | education-news

The anniversary marks the time period in which competition winners were supposed to finish spending their last competitive-grant dollars and implementing their proposed education policy changes. Most states, however, secured a one-year, no-cost extension from the U.S.
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 14:53:18 -0700 | education-news

There's No Point in Releasing Prisoners, EverUnless We Do This At college-level classes in New York's correctional institutions, Baz Dreisinger has students who come from all races and backgrounds, and they are often extremely intelligent. The academic director of the...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-21 10:40:12 -0700 | education-news

This is what Ann Hyslop, author of the report, contends.  She  says that the transition [...] A new report entitled The Case Against Exit Exams suggests that the tests should be re-purposed to serve aids to prepare high school seniors...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-19 20:13:31 -0700 | education-news

What if kids loved to learn? What if at the end of class, they wanted it to be longer, and kept the teacher in the hallway answering questions? What if they learned that coupling their imaginations to their powers of...
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Posted by: markstrongcoach

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 12:43:46 -0700 | education-news

Asking for help can be hard. Many people who request my assistance as a career coach and executive coach admit having a difficult time requesting help from others. Ironically, circumstances that result from a reluctance or inability to ask for...
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Breaking News: What is nonverbal learning disorder?
 
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 21:03:42 -0700 | education-news

Nonverbal learning disorder is a neurological problem; I have it. Its name is somewhat misleading: It sounds like we are nonverbal. Actually, we have problems with things that are nonverbal. I am writing a whole book about this (to be...
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Source: Education News

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 11:16:05 -0700 | education-news

One-third of the city's elementary schools were at 138% capacity that year.  The New York Daily News reports that the [...] A recent audit by city Comptroller Scott Stringer found that almost 1,500 of New York City's public school buildings...
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